Friday, February 29, 2008


Yes! It's Friday and yes, its Time For Some Blog Candy! I was looking back and realized that it had been a long time since I offered some up! Shame on me..hoarding stamping supplies like that. *grin* Ok, here is what is being offered: a roll of cute green ribbon, crystal accents and an assortment (not the whole bottle) of primas...heck, I'll even through in a few more that don't match the spring theme of this candy. The catch? Just post a reply and I'll randomly pick one Monday. Good luck!

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Ah, got coffee in hand and life is good. Time to start the morning. Watched American Idol last night. We don't watch too much prime time tv and we just tuned in to AI in the last 2 years. Its so funny to hear everyone in our family going around voicing their opinions after the "professional judges" get done with theirs. Do we vote? No, but we do let the kids vote for one person each time. That said, we return you to your regularly scheduled dose of stamping. Please put your tray tables in their full and upright lock position. *grin* I was surfing SCS as I am oft to do and ran across this, which again..I changed a bit. This card went together that in a card.

Card deets: Cardstock- ruby red, sahara sand, whisper white. Stamps- Embrace Life. Ink-basic black, white craft (edged around all sand surfaces), image colored with SU markers, copics and stickles. Accessories- paper piercer (ok, if I was on a deserted island and could only bring limited stamping supplies..this would be one of them), scalloped oval punch, word window punch, and ruby red brads.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Yippee! Half-way through the week. So over the regular doctor visits. I am done being the human pin, poke, prod cushion. I'm never listening to myself again in that it would be a good idea to get a physical, women's yearly and mammagram done in the same day. What was I thinking? (actually that was one of the you suffer from memory loss? ah, no..just bad judgement some brain farts) Anywho..on to the card. I have wanted this set for a while it just seemed like so much fun! Also a hint here and there to dh for another cruise..well it couldn't hurt. Card deets: Cardstock- Wild Wasabi, Brillant Blue(?), Whisper White. Ink-basic black, image colored with copics and SU pens, (saying highlighted in copic grey and popped up on dimentionals). Stamps-Boatloads of Love. Accessories- Brillant Blue eyelets and brads, wild wasabi grosgrain, corner ticket punch, corner rounder (for saying), dimentionals.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Wow! It was so beautiful last yesterday! Warm, sunny, almost like spring. As I sit here typing I can hear the deluge of water coming from my downspout. Yup, its raining...hard! My dh was up on the roof Sunday trying to fix a leak that we've had for years and he tries to fix from time to time. (still hasn't gotten it yet) so today is another chance to see if he finally got it! Card deets: Cardstock- Lovely Lilac (wah, my last piece), papertray white, chatterbox rooms dp. Ink-basic black, image colored with su markers and stickles. Stamps- Life. Accessories- pearls, grosgrain ribbon, ticket punch, square giga punch (yup 2 punches cut off ends and put together to make a rectangle)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Happy Birthday

Yup, its Monday. Alarm goes off while its still dark. And doggoneit I can't have any coffee until I stop by the doctors office and let them take blood. Do they not understand that coffee is like oxygen? Ya need it to survive? (sorry, lack of caffiene talking) Anywho, while surfing some of the great upload at SCS came across this and of course had to case and put my spin on it. Card deets: Cardstock Whisper white, Bliss Blue, Bordering Blue, Red Bazzill. Ink- Bliss Blue, Basic Black, Craft White and White gel pen, Image colored with copics and su markers. Stamps- Just for Fun (retired), Background Basics and Cute Converse. Accessories- Paper Piercer, Square Bold Bright Eyelets, Stapler, Stickles, Tab punch

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Spring 2

Here's another one.. even faster than the first to put together. Same deets as the other, except this one has the matching brads.


Thought I'd share something since I got to stamp today!! We still only have the youngest down with flu and are hoping the rest of us will be able to dodge this bullet and not get it. After lunch got to sneak upstairs to my craft room, put in Stargate SG-1 and start stamping. (yes, I have to have background noise/movie going) Here is a quick and easy card. Card deets: Cardstock- Green Galore ( I think...its the lightest one in soft subtles), pixie pink, yoyo yellow, bobunny DP. Ink-basic black, images colored with SU markers. Stamps-Hello Spring (retired). Accessories- stickles on flowers, ribbon.

Friday, February 22, 2008

My bad

Ever had one of those weeks? I had planned to be able to stamp this week since it was winter break, but life conspired against me. Work chomped up alot more time then I expected. Doctor appointment for a mole on my face has to be checked out. And then one of the kids comes home with the flu from a friends house. We tried so hard not to get it! I have a bunch of new stamps in my craft room that are crying, nay, wimpering to be inked and used. Ideas jumping around in my head that have to come out. I'm too busy running around Lysoling everything, washing linens, running to the store for more sprite and tissue. Augh!! Life..ya gotta love it. I'm putting my foot down tomorrow and getting some stamping done. So next week, will return you to your regularly schedule dose of cards. (knock on wood)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Lucky Monday

Sorry so late to upload today. Did I get to stamp this weekend? Nope. Did I want to? Yup. So, I threw this together this afternoon after we attempted to start cleaning out my youngest room. A daunting prospect to say the least. We have not done a 'clean out, weed out' for years. We found all sorts of fun things. We have at least got a path from the door to the bed, so tomorrow we finish and vacuum and move furniture around. Then, drum roll, we head to the teenagers room for a clean out. I'm afraid the Health department or EPA will show up once we start disturbing things in there.
Card deets: Cardstock- Yoyo yellow, Garden green, Whisper White. Ink- basic black, versa mark, image colored with copics and colored pencils. Stamp set- Lucky Me! (retired). Accessories- ribbon, paper piercer, ticket punch, gemstones, slit punch.

Friday, February 15, 2008


Ah, another wonderful day after major holiday. Up at before the crack of dawn. Off to change out the Valentine day cards for St.Pat and Easter. I didn't get a chance to stamp anything to day. I can barely move after changing out over 15,000 cards. (give or take a few) So I'm sharing something I did a while back. Sorry, will have a fab card later in the weekend or Monday. I'm hoping to get some stamping done Sunday after feeling comes back into my extremities.

Card deets: Cardstock-basic black, retired su check, glorious green, whisper white. Stamps-Papertrey. Ink-palette red and green(forgot the exact name) Accessories- crystal effects ( of the berries), clasps, green hemp, hardware

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Heart Day!

Hope that you have a good one. Its going to be a quiet one here. We usually don't go out and do things on the day of major holidays, we usually wait a day or so and then go. That way less wait to get a table and less crowds. I'd thought I'd share a quick easy card today. I need to step away from the copics for a bit and go back to quick and easy. Card deets: Cardstock-really rust, river rock, chocolate chip, apple cider dp. Inks- really rust
Stamp-True Friend, saying from Text Box (papertrey). Accessories-paper piercer, copper brads, river rock grosgrain and circle slit punch

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Original Moose

Wednesday! Groan. Halfway through. ( I have not had my ginormous cup of coffee yet this morning) Tomorrow is the big Heart Day. And then...friday day hits and I have to change over everything to St. Pat's and Easter. Any who.. this is the moose that started it all for me. It's an old stampedous stamp I got years ago. I'm still not sure what to do with it. It's not a card yet. Card deets: Cardstock- really rust, old olive, crate paper dp. Ink-basic black, main image colored with copics and pencils. Stamp- mouse (Stampedous).

Tuesday, February 12, 2008's closer than you think

I was thinking about doing an Easter card and pulled out this set from ages ago. It's so funny how last year I was trying to work my way through all the older sets and this year, I'm just jumping all over the place and using the sets I was trying to make myself ink last year. Anywho.. I love the lilies in this. Again, it doesn't show it, but the dark purple and yellow are sparkly from the glitter copics used to color them. Card deets: Cardstock- glorious green, lovely lilac, eggplant envy, whisper white, sliver of vellum. Stamps- Easter Blessings. Inks-basic black, lovely lilac, main image colored with copics, su markers and glitter copics. Accessories- ticker corner punch, paper piercer, dew drops, hodgepodge hardware and white gel pen

Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Mooseday!

Its Monday! What a party we had Saturday night with our sunday school class! We laughed so hard!! The tiramisu turned out great! I also got this cute fellow in the mail saturday. I've been waiting ever so patiently for him to come. Our hockey team that we fanatically watch has a goalie with the nickname 'Moose', so I of course...I had to have him! (hello, the stamp, not the goalie) For some reason, this picture looks washed out, its so much more vibrant in rl. Will try to get a better pic of it later if I remember. Card deets: Cardstock- certainly celery, chocolate chip, creamy caramel, whisper white, crate dp. Stamp-Garden Riley (Hanna stamps) saying an old one from Penny Black. Ink- basic black, really rust, Image colored with copics, colored pencils and su markers. Accessories- ribbon, primas, crystal brads.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Finally its Friday!

I guess I'm going through a flashback times in my stamping. Here is another Penny Black hedgie that I got sometime in the 90's. Isn't he cute!! Awwww!
I am attempting to make for desert for the first time: Tiramisu. Eep. I'm normally a cheesecake lady, but I guess I'm branching out.

Card deets: Cardstock-chocolate chip, summer sun, bashful blue, and whisper white. Ink- palette burnt umber, image colored with copics and su markers. Stamps- Penny Black. Accessories- square maker (CM), flower brads, white gel pen, paper piercer, and corner ticket punch.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Eep, Almost Forgot!

I almost forgot to post today. Eep! I really have loved doing the dahlia fold. It's so easy to do and looks so fancy. I need to stop taking pictures in full sun, it makes the colors fade out.
Card deets: Cardstock-purely pomegranate, pretty in pink, whisper white, Creative Memories dp. Ink-pomegranate. Stamps-simply said Accessories- paper piercer, ribbon, CTMH flower sparkles things I got from a secret sister, corner punch.

Midway through..thank goodness

Wednesday!! Yes..half way through the week. There are so many things that need to get done before Saturday. lol. I am the world's worst procratinator. I set out specific goals to get done each day this week. So far I am 1 for 3. Which means probably on saturday morning I will be doing everything and looking like the tasmanian devil whirling around. This card was a quick thank you ( should know by now I like quick cards) Card deets: Cardstock- bashful blue, whisper white, double sided dp, and bazzil paper (similiar to old olive). Ink-Ballet blue, and old olive. Stamps- papertrey. Accessories- white sheer ribbon, olive brads, scalloped oval punch and pop up dots.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

This one started out as a this sketch from Jen's blog but just didn't quite make it. Oh well. I realized my main image was too big. I pulled out another Penny Black hedgie that hadn't seen the light of day either for a while. (and yes, one more is coming up later this week..the aw factor on him is going to be big) Realized as I was coloring with copics that I need a few more. *grin* Card deets: Cardstock- wild wasasbi, glorious green (?), whisper white and a piece of crackle dp that I had lying around. Inks- basic black, colored by copics and Su markers. Stamps- Penny Black hedgehog from the 90's, senitment from Green thumb (papertrey ). Accessories- paper piercer (I would be lost if I ever broke this) and CTMH flower thing (got from a secret sister in the past)

Monday, February 4, 2008

♫ Monday, Monday ♫

Wow! What a game last night! I was screaming and yelling and cheering. I'm not a huge football fan (but will watch it if there is no hockey on), but was rooting for the underdogs New York. Our friends that came over were for the Patriots. (yes, there was a lot of yelling going on) My dh got to try out his smoker that he got at Christmas and yum!! was that whole pork loin good!!
This card was an idea from my friend Tonnia (me waves @ you). It is so cute and quick to make. (my kinda card) The bottom is stamped with red ink on the inside regular white cardstock, tear off the front edge and adhere vellum, stamped the happy valentine's day on the front of the vellum. I found the metal heart and added it to my ribbon to make it a bit different than what she did. Hope you have a great Monday!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Beate's Challenge

I can't believe it, but I'm actually posting on a saturday. I saw Beate's challenge and decided to try it out really quick inbetween loads of laundry. Its a lot longer than I usually make and definately took me out of my comfort zone. Card deets: Cardstock- Glorious Green, Bliss blue, Ballet blue, Old Olive type (Bazzill). Ink- basic black and glorious green. Stamps- Little layers, sentiment by Papertrey. Accessories- button, blue bayou ribbon, stickles, cuttlebug texture bubbles and oval slider, corner rounder.

Friday, February 1, 2008


Woohoo! TGIF! No more work (other than house work) and Superbowl weekend!! I also broke down and got the new Riley from Hanna stamps. He is so stinking cute! I have a few moose from stampendous (I think) from years ago. I'm just a sucker for cute animals. Here is one from Penny Black that I have been holding on to for years. Card deets: Cardstock- chocolate chip, glorious green("?), summer sun, su dp. Stamps-Penny black (main image), sentiment by Papertrey. Inks-basic black, burnt umber, main image colored with copics and su markers. Accessories- crystals, paper piercer, brad, grosgrain ribbon, scallop punch, circle punch